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Converting non garmin maps for my garmin GPSmap 60cx


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Can any one tell me how to convert non-garmin gps maps for use with mapsource so i may load them into my gpsmap60cx.. i have numerous hunting and back road maps but have no idea how to do this.... Thanks Jim :rolleyes:

 

Without knowing what file types your maps are it will be very difficult to offer much detail help. For making your own custom maps here is a link that gives you step by step instructions, just leave out the steps pertaining to downloading the topo data. You can use your own tracks and waypoints fairly easily to create your custom map. http://cypherman1.googlepages.com/Creating...hMapSetTool.pdf

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Can any one tell me how to convert non-garmin gps maps for use with mapsource so i may load them into my gpsmap60cx.. i have numerous hunting and back road maps but have no idea how to do this.... Thanks Jim :rolleyes:

I have fairly good computer skills Thanks

 

We still need to know what format the current maps are in to be able to help you.

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Can any one tell me how to convert non-garmin gps maps for use with mapsource so i may load them into my gpsmap60cx.. i have numerous hunting and back road maps but have no idea how to do this.... Thanks Jim :bad:

I have fairly good computer skills Thanks

Hi .dbf , .sbn , sbx

 

Quite frankly I think your computer skills are not sufficient !

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Can any one tell me how to convert non-garmin gps maps for use with mapsource so i may load them into my gpsmap60cx.. i have numerous hunting and back road maps but have no idea how to do this.... Thanks Jim :bad:

 

It looks like you have shapefiles...as far as making maps you're halfway there (versus starting from raster maps). Here are a few resources that will show you what is involved and/or get you started:

 

http://home.cinci.rr.com/creek/garmin.htm

 

http://www.gpsinformation.org/adamnewham/a...1/gpsmapper.htm

 

http://cypherman1.googlepages.com/Creating...hMapSetTool.pdf

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Can any one tell me how to convert non-garmin gps maps for use with mapsource so i may load them into my gpsmap60cx.. i have numerous hunting and back road maps but have no idea how to do this.... Thanks Jim :bad:

 

It looks like you have shapefiles...as far as making maps you're halfway there (versus starting from raster maps). Here are a few resources that will show you what is involved and/or get you started:

 

http://home.cinci.rr.com/creek/garmin.htm

 

http://www.gpsinformation.org/adamnewham/a...1/gpsmapper.htm

 

http://cypherman1.googlepages.com/Creating...hMapSetTool.pdf

 

Thanks ill give it a try... i have a program called arcview

not sure what it does tho

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Can any one tell me how to convert non-garmin gps maps for use with mapsource so i may load them into my gpsmap60cx.. i have numerous hunting and back road maps but have no idea how to do this.... Thanks Jim :bad:

 

It looks like you have shapefiles...as far as making maps you're halfway there (versus starting from raster maps). Here are a few resources that will show you what is involved and/or get you started:

 

http://home.cinci.rr.com/creek/garmin.htm

 

http://www.gpsinformation.org/adamnewham/a...1/gpsmapper.htm

 

http://cypherman1.googlepages.com/Creating...hMapSetTool.pdf

 

Thanks ill give it a try... i have a program called arcview

not sure what it does tho

ArcView is a GIS program by ESRI

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Just curious when you guys say use - do you mean you are loading the map onto your gpsr to use instead of Garmin Mapsource products or are you merely adding routes and waypoints from this other software into your gpsr?

 

Yes, loading the map onto the GPS instead of or in addition to Garmin Mapsource maps.

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So which one of these products is the best or better than Garmin's sw? I'm kinda weird about maps. I have several mapping sw applications and am thrilled at the concept of getting more. Weird huh? Any other links you guys can direct me to? Looking to put it on a 60csx if that matters.

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So which one of these products is the best or better than Garmin's sw? I'm kinda weird about maps. I have several mapping sw applications and am thrilled at the concept of getting more. Weird huh? Any other links you guys can direct me to? Looking to put it on a 60csx if that matters.

 

There are no products. They are directions for making your own maps. The links provided are all you need.

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